The Redland City Bands is hosting a concert for drought relief at RPAC on October 19.

CONCERT: Redland City Mayor Karen Williams met with Redland City Band conductor Peter Francis at RPAC ahead of the drought relief concert.
CONCERT: Redland City Mayor Karen Williams met with Redland City Band conductor Peter Francis at RPAC ahead of the drought relief concert.

Redland City Bands in conjunction with Redland Performing Arts Centre and Redland City Council is raising funds for Australian farmers through a special performance to be staged from 6.30pm on October 19.

BANDS: The Redland City Bands is hosting a concert at RPAC to raise funds for farmers.

BANDS: The Redland City Bands is hosting a concert at RPAC to raise funds for farmers.

The evening starts with a sausage sizzle in RPAC's piazza accompanied by the Big Band . The beginner band will welcome guests in the concert hall from 7.30pm with performances by the wind ensemble and concert band.

There will also be vocal entertainment, singing the songs of  ohn Farnham and Peter Allen.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said council was pleased to support the event, which would help raise funds and awareness for farmers suffering the devastating impacts of the prolonged drought.

“With our rich agricultural heritage, many Redland Coasts locals – myself included – have an affinity with the farming community,” Cr Williams said.

“This concert is a tangible way we can help, with all proceeds going to Drought Angels. Redlanders are known for their generosity and I thank Redland City Bands – and in particular conductor Peter Francis – for taking the initiative to put on such as event, which Redland City Council and RPAC are proud to support.

“I encourage everyone to come along on the night, you will not only enjoy the entertainment but equally you will be making a real difference.”

Redland City Bands conductor Peter Francis said the concert would feature some great music in support of a great cause.

“Every now and then a situation moves you and this is one of those times,” Mr Francis said.

“I found myself in a position of being able to help and surrounded by like-minded musicians willing to give freely of their time and talents.

“Our big band and three concert bands will perform a variety of numbers, including the 1812 Overture, You're the Voice, Carnival of Venice and selections from Mary Poppins and The Blues Brothers, to name a few.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children with all proceeds to raise funds for relief charity Drought Angels. 

Bookings can be made in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland, on 3829 8131 (a $4.30 booking fee per transaction applies) or via rpac.com.au (a $5 transaction fee applies).